NY state advises non-immune after train rider gets measles


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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Health officials say a New York college student who now has measles recently traveled across the state on a train. So they want to make people aware while noting that most New Yorkers have been vaccinated against the disease.

The state Health Department said Friday that the Bard College student took a 1:20 p.m. Amtrak train from New York City's Penn Station to Albany and then to Niagara Falls this past Sunday.

If someone might have been exposed, develops a fever and isn't sure of his or her immunity, he or she should call her doctor before going for care. That's to avoid possibly exposing others.

The Dutchess County Department of Health held a measles vaccination clinic Friday at Bard.

The state has had three cases of measles this year.

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